troubleshooting Question

Older than X days Powershell script

Avatar of Michael McGovern
Michael McGovernFlag for United States of America asked on
3 Comments2 Solutions146 ViewsLast Modified:
Hello EE Community,

I'm in need of assistance in creating a PS script that does the following:

If I schedule a script to run on Fridays at 10AM, I need the script to go back 15 weeks from date, adds a day, so it'll be Saturday and delete any files older than 12am.

For example, if I run the script this Friday 11/23 at 10AM, the script will go back 15 weeks from date so it'll be Aug 10th adds a day so it'll be Saturday Aug 11th and deletes anything before 12am.

This is what I have so far:

$limit = (Get-Date).AddDays(-7 * 15)
$path = "\\SharePath"

# Delete files older than the $limit.
Get-ChildItem -Path $path -Recurse -Force | Where-Object { !$_.PSIsContainer -and $_.LastwriteTime -lt $limit } | Remove-Item -Force
Join our community to see this answer!
Unlock 2 Answers and 3 Comments.
Start Free Trial
Learn from the best

Network and collaborate with thousands of CTOs, CISOs, and IT Pros rooting for you and your success.

Andrew Hancock - VMware vExpert
See if this solution works for you by signing up for a 7 day free trial.
Unlock 2 Answers and 3 Comments.
Try for 7 days

”The time we save is the biggest benefit of E-E to our team. What could take multiple guys 2 hours or more each to find is accessed in around 15 minutes on Experts Exchange.

-Mike Kapnisakis, Warner Bros